You Are Not a Know-It-All

The dictionary defines a know-it-all as someone who gives the impression of knowing everything. It’s not something anyone would want to be called. Why does it have such negative overtones? I think because we all know that we do NOT know it all and we resent or become annoyed with anyone who acts like they do. It’s an unspoken recognition that we are lacking in something. We can’t possibly know everything so why should anyone act like they do? We can feel threatened by someone who seems to know so much more than we do, especially if they seem to brag about it or flaunt it. It reminds us that we are always going to be imperfect and we don’t need any reminders in that area!

But there is One who is a know-it-all in the best sense of the term. He is called the Omniscient God for a reason. He truly knows everything.

A.W. Tozer said it this way: He knows in one free and effortless act all manner, all spirit, all relationships, all events.

God doesn’t have to try to understand because He already understands everything without a bit of effort.

When you are tired of trying to figure it out on your own, go to God. He already has the answer.

When your life seems to be unraveling and you don’t know what to do, go to God. He already has the answer.

When you’ve really messed up and think there is no way to fix it, go to God. With Him, all things are possible because He already knows everything about your situation.

Don’t hide from God. He already knows anyway. Run to Him and let him heal your hurts and restore your relationships. He’s waiting for you. He is the Know-It-All who loves you.

Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.